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Tethys supports collaborative interactions among researchers, developers, regulators, and stakeholders for responsible development of marine and wind energy. Notably, the Ocean Energy Systems’ Annex IV and the IEA Wind’s WREN initiatives are supported by Tethys.  Below is a list of strategic project partners with Annex IV and WREN:

 

Partner Network Description
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Annex IV BOEM promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources. BOEM is a US federal partner in Annex IV and WREN.
US Department of Energy (DOE) Annex IV & WREN The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office supports Tethys and views Tethys as one of their major outreach programs. DOE is the operating agent for Annex IV and a partner in WREN.
Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Technology (EIMR) Annex IV EIMR is a Scottish-based international conference that brings together researchers and professionals to present the latest research results and ideas to the oceanographic, ecological, and societal interactions of wave and tidal-stream energy devices. Annex IV partnered with and hosted a workshop in conjunction with EIMR. Audio and slides were recorded for conference sessions and hosted in Tethys.
International Energy Agency (IEA) - Wind WREN IEA Wind is the implementing agreement for co-operation in the research, development, and deployment of wind energy systems. Founded in 1977, the IEA Wind Agreement sponsors cooperative research tasks between the 23 member nations and organizations, and provides a forum for international discussion of research and development issues. Task 34 (known as WREN) deals with the environmental effects of wind energy and is hosted on Tethys.
International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) Annex IV INORE is a network of young researchers within renewable energy, with their main focus on offshore renewables. They bring together researchers from around the world to interact, collaborate, and share knowledge. INORE members use Tethys as a resource and have contributed material to the knowledge base, while Tethys featured a Tethys Story.
National Oceanic and atmospheric Association (NOAA) Annex IV NOAA is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. They conduct daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoreation and support marine commerce. NOAA is a US federal partner in Annex IV and WREN.
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Annex IV  Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the leading funder of independent research, training, and innovation in environmental science in the United Kingdom. Publicly funded, NERC works closely with policymakers and industry to help sustain and benefit from natural resources, predict and respond to natural hazards, and understand environmental change. NERC is a partner through Annex IV.
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) Annex IV  The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is funded by the US Department of Energy to facilitate the development of marine renewable energy technologies via research, education, and outreach. Established in 2008, NNMREC’s university partners include Oregon State University (OSU), University of Washington (UW), and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). NNMREC is a partner through Annex IV.
Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Annex IV OES is an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, which operates under framework established by the International Energy Agency in Paris. Since the initial launch in 2001, 21 member countries have participated in five annexes. Annex IV focuses on the environmental effects of ocean energy and is facilitated by the Tethys platform.
Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment (SOWFIA) Annex IV  Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment (SOWFIA) aims to consolidate and share the European experience of consenting processes and environmental and socio-economic impact assessment (IA) best practices for offshore wave energy conversion developments. SOWFIA began in 2010 and was successfully completed at the end of 2013. SOWFIA is a partner of Annex IV.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) WREN  The US Fish and Wildlife Service is a federal agency located within the US Department of Interior, and is intended to manage fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. Some of the USFWS responsibilities include enforcing wildlife laws, protecting endangered species, protecting migratory birds, restoring nationally significant fisheries and conserving and restoring wildlife habitat. USFWS is a partner of both Annex IV and WREN.
Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) Annex IV The WTKN facilitates the exchange of data in the emerging wave and tidal energy industry. It contains a large amount of documents focused around the UK, including some environmental publications. WTKN was initiated by NERC and now is stewarded by Catapult. Tethys and WTKN exchanged relevant documents.
Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) WREN WILD was created by NREL in 1997 to provide access to documents that cover the impact of wildlife from a variety of technologies, including: land-based wind energy, offshore wind energy, marine energy, power lines, and towers. WILD provides and updates the collection of land-based wind that is available in Tethys.

Tethys supports collaborative interactions among researchers, developers, regulators, and stakeholders for responsible development of wind energy. Notably, the IEA Wind’s WREN initiative is supported by Tethys. Below is a list of strategic project partners with WREN:

 

Partner Network Description
US Department of Energy (DOE) Annex IV & WREN The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office supports Tethys and views Tethys as one of their major outreach programs. DOE is the operating agent for Annex IV and a partner in WREN.
International Energy Agency (IEA) - Wind WREN IEA Wind is the implementing agreement for co-operation in the research, development, and deployment of wind energy systems. Founded in 1977, the IEA Wind Agreement sponsors cooperative research tasks between the 23 member nations and organizations, and provides a forum for international discussion of research and development issues. Task 34 (known as WREN) deals with the environmental effects of wind energy and is hosted on Tethys.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) WREN  The US Fish and Wildlife Service is a federal agency located within the US Department of Interior, and is intended to manage fish, wildlife, and natural habitats. Some of the USFWS responsibilities include enforcing wildlife laws, protecting endangered species, protecting migratory birds, restoring nationally significant fisheries and conserving and restoring wildlife habitat. USFWS is a partner of both Annex IV and WREN.
Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database (WILD) WREN WILD was created by NREL in 1997 to provide access to documents that cover the impact of wildlife from a variety of technologies, including: land-based wind energy, offshore wind energy, marine energy, power lines, and towers. WILD provides and updates the collection of land-based wind that is available in Tethys.

Tethys supports collaborative interactions among researchers, developers, regulators, and stakeholders for responsible development of marine energy. Notably, the Ocean Energy Systems’ Annex IV initiative is supported by Tethys.  Below is a list of strategic project partners with Annex IV:

 

Partner Network Description
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Annex IV BOEM promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources. BOEM is a US federal partner in Annex IV and WREN.
US Department of Energy (DOE) Annex IV & WREN The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office supports Tethys and views Tethys as one of their major outreach programs. DOE is the operating agent for Annex IV and a partner in WREN.
Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Technology (EIMR) Annex IV EIMR is a Scottish-based international conference that brings together researchers and professionals to present the latest research results and ideas to the oceanographic, ecological, and societal interactions of wave and tidal-stream energy devices. Annex IV partnered with and hosted a workshop in conjunction with EIMR. Audio and slides were recorded for conference sessions and hosted in Tethys.
International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) Annex IV INORE is a network of young researchers within renewable energy, with their main focus on offshore renewables. They bring together researchers from around the world to interact, collaborate, and share knowledge. INORE members use Tethys as a resource and have contributed material to the knowledge base, while Tethys featured a Tethys Story.
National Oceanic and atmospheric Association (NOAA) Annex IV NOAA is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. They conduct daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoreation and support marine commerce. NOAA is a US federal partner in Annex IV and WREN.
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Annex IV  Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the leading funder of independent research, training, and innovation in environmental science in the United Kingdom. Publicly funded, NERC works closely with policymakers and industry to help sustain and benefit from natural resources, predict and respond to natural hazards, and understand environmental change. NERC is a partner through Annex IV.
Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) Annex IV  The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is funded by the US Department of Energy to facilitate the development of marine renewable energy technologies via research, education, and outreach. Established in 2008, NNMREC’s university partners include Oregon State University (OSU), University of Washington (UW), and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). NNMREC is a partner through Annex IV.
Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Annex IV OES is an intergovernmental collaboration between countries, which operates under framework established by the International Energy Agency in Paris. Since the initial launch in 2001, 21 member countries have participated in five annexes. Annex IV focuses on the environmental effects of ocean energy and is facilitated by the Tethys platform.
Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment (SOWFIA) Annex IV  Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment (SOWFIA) aims to consolidate and share the European experience of consenting processes and environmental and socio-economic impact assessment (IA) best practices for offshore wave energy conversion developments. SOWFIA began in 2010 and was successfully completed at the end of 2013. SOWFIA is a partner of Annex IV.
Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) Annex IV The WTKN facilitates the exchange of data in the emerging wave and tidal energy industry. It contains a large amount of documents focused around the UK, including some environmental publications. WTKN was initiated by NERC and now is stewarded by Catapult. Tethys and WTKN exchanged relevant documents.
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